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the government is looking out for them people, they have health care coverage for it insurance companies know when they go to the system, they are out of business. i will be glad when we go to a so allpayer system americans will be covered without having to spend their entire welfare covering medical bills. i can't believe americans are so stupid. host: eleanor on our line for dependents. -- independents. caller: it seems like the republicans want to stand up for big business. at least now when the affordable care act, the insurance companies have to pay a larger portion towards patient care, i think that is the report that problem republican have with it. , our line for democrats. are you there? caller: yes. i don't think that what they are doing to obama after they put , inin the chair that we florida, as older people, as you call it, done it worked and paid into it, we need the health thing. i have been on its in putting sinced i have seen -- 1988. i have seen it three or four times change. why do they put any president in and they keep changing it? now, they put obama in their -- there. ,
with israel's new governing coalition sworn into office today. >> ifill: paul solman reports on older workers in academic institutions, professors in the classroom long past age 65. >> am i keeping track of jobs? yes. that's okay. as long as i'm a good teacher, that's what's important. >> woodruff: and we examine the republican national committee's call for a new direction for the g.o.p., a road map hoping for a rebound in 2016 and beyond. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: today's supreme court arguments pitted a national law against a 2004 arizona voter registrati
arizona and the federal government related to immigration issues. over the summer, the supreme court upheld part of a top state law that allowed police to check for immigration papers. other states, including alabama, georgia, kansas and tennessee, have similar laws on the books and a number of other states are also considering comparable measures. the obama administration supports the challenge to the arizona law. and today's arguments on the heels of another case that could roll back a key portion of the voting rights act of 1965. for more on today's arguments, we turn as always to marcia coyle of the "national law journal." she was in the courtroom this morning, and is back with us tonight. so the outcome, marcia, of this could actually tip the federal-state balance on who gets to govern how we vote. >> that's true, gwen. the question before the justices is where do you draw the line between who has the authority to regulate elections. the election clause of the constitution actually gives authority to both. but where is the line when one crosses or goes too far than the other doe
with the current government funding measure now set to expire in less than 10 days. meanwhile, the white house let it be known late last night that president obama will announce today his nomination of assistant attorney general tom perez for the open labor secretary seat on his cabinet. and at the national press club here in washington this morning, republican national committee chairman reice preibus is set to release a report for a plan on how to expand the party in the future. and that's where we want to begin with you this morning in our first 45 minutes on the "washington journal." we want to hear from republican callers, just republican callers today about this report and the recommendations in it. in these first 45 minutes, we'll set up the phone lines for republicans in the eastern and central region at 202-585-3880. in the mountain and pacific region, republicans can call 202-585-3881. you can also catch up with us on all your favorite social media silingtse, on twitter and to ook, or email us journal@c-span.org. i want to take you to the statement yesterday. he was on cbs' "face the na
passed this week to keep the government running for this budget year, avoiding a government shutdown. what do you think that says about the process going forward for negotiations on some sort of grand bargain? >> well, the first thing it shows is we actually passed an appropriation bill even though -- called a continuing resolution, the vast majority of what was passed were appropriation bills. so it was kind of an omnibus ppropriation bill. it had very limited amendment opportunity. but i think it's a great thing. the house pass passed it right after we passed it. so we now have some certainty. the problem for a grand bargain, let me put in context first. what we have done by the agencies by having them run on crs for 3 years is we have really handicapped their ability to be effective without giving direction and changes and giving them something to plan ahead on so they can actually manage the job that west coast tasked them to do i think -- we have tasked them to do i think has been horrible over the last three years. a grand bargain, everybody needs -- knows what it needs to be m
's consider working together on areas to change how the government does business and give more value to the taxpayer while we get spending under control. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair recognizes the gentleman from georgia, mr. arrow, for five minutes. mr. barrow: mr. speaker, i rise today to urge my colleagues to join me in support of house joint resolution 33 which would reshape the way washington operates. because congress has failed to do its job to find the spending cuts we need to replace the sequester, folks all across this country, including folks in my district in georgia, will pay the price. unfortunately in washington there are rules that prevent members of congress from being penalized for not doing their jobs. the constitution doesn't protect the folks at home so why should it protect the pay of members of congress? the 27th amendment of the constitution was written to prevent members of congress from giving themselves pay increases, but lately it's been used as a shield to prevent a congressional pay cut. my proposal, house joint resolutio
to shut down the government, when it was shut down for three weeks when newt gingrich was trying to control bill clinton and his spending, and he is giving up his card. when boehner says we don't have an immediate dead crisis he is giving up his cards. he doesn't want to actually do something about this but likes being speaker. >> neil: they're looking at the next -- the end of this month we're facing yet another potential crisis. they're going to argue that the government could shut down. and this is their attempt to say, we won't brick -- bring it to that pranksmanship because we don't want it on our door step we caused it. but it's going to boomerang on them. they retook the upper hand and now they're giving it away. >> exactly right. sequestration was passed a year and a half ago, part of the plan a year and a half ago. all the republicans had to do is keep their mouth shut and stay out of the way. thank god they did that. here we go again. if they're not going to stand up now, to obama, and this absolute mindless spending, and borrowing and printing, then i have to say, neil
. cruze says his dad made it on his own without government assistance. he worked hard and provide for his family and now his son has achieved the american dream. that's the way this country is supposed to work. but president obama himself has a very compelling story to tell. his father abandoned him. he was raised primarily by his maternal grandparents in hawaii. he had few resources. yet, barack obama rose up to become the most powerful man in the world, a stunning achievement. how much the system helped mr. obama is unknown as his college records have been kept private. we don't know the extent of affirmative action. we don't know how much the government subsidized his climb to the top. it would be very helpful to have that information simply to be fair to the president and his vision there is no president obama believes his discuss is is due to government that goes to the famous line "you didn't build that." so the battle lines are now drawn between senator cruise who believes in the free market and small government and president obama who wants the government partially regulate the ec
to release thousands more. the government documents show that immigrants released about 1000 illegal immigrants from jails around the u.s. each week in the past two weeks of february. when that happens, there were different reactions. gov. rick perry of texas weighed in on this. this is a story from a local texas paper. it said he joined the chorus of republicans expressing criticism for the decision to release the immigrant detainees. we are asking you this morning, should be illegal immigrants be detained at all? is asking that question. here are the numbers. an average of $122-$164 per day to detain immigrants in federal custody bridget custody. alternatives such as supervised release or electronic monitoring carrying an average price tag of $14 per day. more than 95 percent of immigrants to show up for their final court hearing according to human rights first. let's hear what you have to say this morning. john, raleigh, north carolina, republican. isller: this administration or is trying to score political points. the released 12 bosch -- 12 high-risk level 1 offenders. to thetom
in cyprus in the government are trying to work it so the rich have to pay more, so it's, you know, maybe maybe then the percentage will go down on those under 100,000 and up on those who have more than 100,000 in the bank. what kind of precedence does it set for those with the rights to their own money. lou dobbs from the fox business network. >> it's not like that taxpayers voted for it. they're stealing it, taking it out of their private savings accounts. >> that's right. and makes everybody glad they're in america. because this is a country, what is happening here, is that they're being run over by their corrupt banks, they're being run over by their corrupt government and they're be run over by an exceedingly authortainer european union that was supposed to be the reverse of this. they were supposed to bring all of those nations together, the euro zone, the european union and everybody lives happily ever after. they're behaving in this crisis in such an authortainer manner that it is disgusting. and by the way, the euro itself may be challenged in this. i want to say quickly one thin
at all. just put into law with his signature. these are democrats. this is their idea of government. everybody in the country needs to be paying attention to what the democrats and in some cases a handful of republicans are doing. at a time when we should be talking about transparency on the issues of our time. we are simply being brushed aside by imperious and elitist government. just a few days later, lawmakers admitted they were adopting law enforcement officers. imagine not. a month later, they said they wanted to use banned assault weapons. earlier this week, governor cuomo admitted that he had to amend the law. because it bans the sale of this. they didn't even think about that. the idiocy of the whole process is astounding. new report out today saying that governor cuomo is trying to lure the "tonight show" back to manhattan. that is right, nbc with three shows is trying to, well, basically dump the host of one of their three winning shows. these are brilliant people. right and to get the show back to manhattan providing 30 percent tax break if it decides to leave to caper bu
not like the government isn't assigned to monitor this. >> in 2007 the cdc found these smaller companies have less stringent regulations and lower quality control. there is no doubt this is a major problem that has to be addressed. gerri: you are right in the middle of this. >> i try not to take medications from the smaller pharmaceutical companies, or try to find out where they are coming from and i refuse medication for my compounding company and wait until we can get it from a major company. pity they should be required to get involved and take a load off of some of these companies with less stringent requirements. gerri: i used to be more popular, now they are less popular, growing yet again. now we have 17 state laws making their way through state legislatures to answer to this question, but that can take a long time. what do you recommend consumers to do right now? >> they have to basically check with their doctors, check whether hospitals and see if they can checkout. start raising the questions now. gerri: thank you for coming on. i appreciate your time, thank you. you are used t
, you know, the federal government and the banks don't want you to save money, because the banks can get their money from the fed for 0% so why would they let people save money. they would dread you put the money in the stock market and take a chance you're going to gain or lose. it's against a person wanting to save money. host: when did you start saving? caller: i'd say about 20 years before i retired. host: and you retired at what age? caller: 59. old enough to start drawing my 401-k. host: so the company you work for provided a 401-k? that's when you started investing? caller: yes, but you know they didn't match anything. what i put in there was my money but we had profit sharing. but they never matched what i put in. it was my money. host: do you think that -- did you ever use a financial advisor? caller: no. i got my money in chase, managed accounts, they managed my money. before it was through fidelity, and i could manipulate it myself, and that's when i lost half my money, because i didn't move it fast enough, and i took a big hit. host: so you didn't take it out of riskiers a cr
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country. the government claims rebel groups use the weapons in an attempt that reportedly killed more than two dozen people. the rebels deny it. they claim it was, in fact, the regime that launched the attack. but after more than two years of each side leveling accusations of murder and torture and increasingly desperate employees for support for world powers. it's impossible to know who to believe. the regime claims the chemical attack happened outside of aleppo. syrian state media showed this video and reports it shows so. wounded. the people here do not bear any signs of any chemical warfare. no visible blisters or convulsions, discolored scand so forth. today the white house cast doubt on that government claim. the white house issued a stern warning nevertheless. >> the issue of the possibility of chemical weapons remains a great concern. you heard the president from this podium express his position when he said, quote: the use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable. and his warning to the syrian regime that, quote: there will be consequences and you will be held acc
responsibility for security to the afghan government. chief washington correspondent james rosen joins me live now. james, bring us up to date. >> reporter: good morning. every leader between u.s. leaders and hamid karzai seems to be fraught with tension and this one is no different. aides say secretary kerry's talks will not dwell on the karzai's allegations that the u.s. and taliban are conspiring to weaken the afghan nation. rather they will discuss security concerns as the u.s. and nato mission in afghanistan winds down over the next 29 months and the need for transparency and fairness in the upcoming elections. for the first time in 12 years hamid karzai will not appear on the ballot. over the weekend jon mentioned secretary kerry met with another leader that. iraqi's leader, nouriel malaki. he wants iran to stop using iraqi airspace to deliver foreign fighters to the fighters and the regime in damascus. >> may made it clear members of congress and people in america are increasingly watching what iraq is doing and wondering how it is that a partner in the efforts for democracy and a partn
. >> shepard: this is the fox report. tonight, imagine the government suddenly takes your money from your bank account as a tax. tonight, the plan in one country to do just that and the shock felt around the world. plus, campus shooting plot foiled. tonight, guns, bombs and suicide at one of the biggest universities in america. late night panic and fear on campus. >> the cops had guns and were telling everyone to run. >> shepard: now the suspect is dead. why did he have all the weapons and explosives? tonight, investigators dig into the deadly dorm room drama. and a couple of dare devils do a skyscraper fly by. with nothing more than a pair of wings but first from fox this monday night, police are now saying this could have been a disaster. hundreds of students had the one of the largest universities in our nation evacuated after report of a man with a gun on campus. but there was so much more. when police entered the suspect's dorm room, they found him dead with a pistol and an assault rifle. and a bagful of homemade bombs. and investigators say it now appears to them the suspect was planning
of the party right now is that it is anti-tax and once big cuts in the size of government. and that has not changed. and through the whole budget wars we've been seeing, the sequester, i think this came up the last time i was here. the economic conservatives, the low tax, small government conservatives have established their supremacy. they have beaten out the national security hawks who didn't want to see cuts to defense. i think this is an example where they're beating the social conservatives who aren't ready for a shift in gay marriage. opposition within the party to gay marriage is substantial and they don't want a more liberalized immigration policy. so the one thing that is still here is low taxes, including on the wealthy, and deep cuts to government. i think that is a fundamental problem for the party. it cause them problems with all kinds of groups. there is only so much you can do when you change the language as long as you hold on to the tax and spending cuts policies. >> you touched on immigration policy. i think lawmakers in washington on the republican side see it as esse
branches of the arizona state government in the preceding years and of course, i have left the track record and i think the president had sent people out to uncover the press coverage of anything i was involved with and to look at papers in connection with a record. i guess they had not uncovered anything to looks scary so he decided to do that. i was at home the day they've wanted to come now to talk to me. my husband and i had built a sun-dried adobe house in the phoenix area 1957. that was a challenge you could buy the other kind but in this country today it is very hard to buy a sun-dried adobe bricks that somebody has made then dried and in a frame in the sun and that is what we've wanted to use. i ate them and in scottsdale to build some houses like that and he could tell us how to get sun-dried adobe so we followed his advice and found a starving young architect who was willing to designed a house so we got it built and i loved it. it was so fun until you see it and touch it you probably cannot appreciate why i liked it so much but it looks good, it feels good good, and it is wonderf
's a vision of the country where the government is indifferent to the suffering of many while only paying attention to the demands of a few. then there is the other plan that is before us, the democratic plan. with a balanced set of priorities, a better vision for the future, found in the budget offered by house budget committee ranking member chris van hollen. it takes a balanced approach with targeted spending and new revenues. it would cut waste, add jobs and spur economic growth of the economy. it would reduce the deficit by an additional $1.8 trillion without jeopardizing the recovery or harming the middle class. it includes $1.2 trillion in new revenue obtained not by tax increases but by closing loopholes and eliminating wasteful spending that benefits the wealthiest americans and the largest corporations. it eliminates $4 billion in annual tax breaks to the oil and gas industry, an industry that is making profits. they don't need a tax break. in fact, they're making enormous profits. so, why does the ryan budget give them a government subsidy? the democratic plan invests in infras
to decline. a function of not knowing what is going on in the we shouldr, i guess say, in the government, in terms of what they're doing with budget and taxes and everything else. host: we will talk with april -- reporter on the hill. ,et's go to fredericksburg virginia, republican, also a federal worker. caller: hi. i am with the department of defense, and we have done it numerous options on how to deal with the sequester. the department of defense has been hours with the sequester. it has certainly affected the tempo of our work. i think it is going to severely affect defense workers morale in a lot of ways. this is really ridiculous. both senatorsto from june -- virginia. unless they fix this things, i am not going to vote for them. atm looking very closely how my congressman is handling the situation. anything to doing fix it, i will try and vote him out, also. the congressmen are doing themselves a disservice. host: what is actually happening? you laid out a lot of discussions taking place at your workplace and terms of various scenarios, how things can be handled. a few, what is ha
: meantime the house voted yesterday on a republican budget for next year that would shrink the government by another 4.6 trillion over the next decade. paul ryan says this is the only way to balance america's books. >> their plan this year, they can fire it and go to a new one next year. those plans compete against each other around drives down costs and increases quality. it is a bipartisan idea. we want to apply that idea to the rest of the medicare for the younger generation. what this shows you can make medicare solvent and sustainable. you can make sure you don't change it for current seniors and save it for the next generation with these kinds of reforms. bill: that plan is on the way to the white house. republican budget plan for 2014 calls for a balanced budget in 10 years and sharp cuts for safety net programs for the poor and other programs. >> sharp blow to the president's health care law three years after it was passed republican senator orrin hatch and democratic senator amy klobuchar leading the charge repealing a key medical device tax that helps bankroll the law. stuart va
than the government takes in. continue os soned -- to spend more money than washington takes in, and the people of this great country understand we can't continue going down this road over and over and over. a couple of points that mr. scott made regarding the republican budget which is the budget that is the base budget here that we're bringing to the floor that in fact does get to balance in a responsible way. it saves an strengthens and secures medicare as opposed to the misinformation that was provided by the other side. it makes certain that states have the kind of flexibility so they're able to provide the highest quality of health care to their medicaid population. it doesn't, as a matter of fact, address in a specific way the issue of social security because it provides for a reserve fund so that's able to be addressed in a more specific way through the committee structure which is also the important thing to recognize about the issue of tacks. our friends on the other side are specific about what they accuse us of regarding tax bus as you know, mr. chairman, it's the wa
't take action because of the political consequences you may face. isn't that representative government? i mean, if these senators and representatives are voting the way they think their constituents want, that's what they should do. >> well, no, that's right. and every senator and every house member's going to make up their own mind on how to vote here. and the white house knew from the get go that it was not going to to the assault weapons ban, but they thought they could get some type of background check, and that is going to be in the bill, but it doesn't have the 60 votes right now, and that's why schumer's trying to get a republican cosponsor, and he just doesn't have one that is an a rate prosecution the nra. jon: so why not let the states take the lead? colorado and new york have passed fairly high profile gun control legislation, new york's going to have to doctor theirs some because there are a number of mistakes in it, apparently. >> uh-huh. well, i think that's what some republicans are going to say. house republicans say that they are open to moving some type of bill that woul
your profits to the government. there is a bunch of other stuff the cpc wants including massive amount of new spending. many folks including me think this would absolutely destroy the american economy. with me is david callahan from a liberal think tank. let's take the rate for billionaires. and then they want 45% for millionaires, right? number one, i don't quite understand. i guess billionaires and millionaires would have to hand over their personal portfolio information to the irs? that would have to happen, right? >> the idea here, bill, is that donald trump and his dermatologists shouldn't be paying the same tax rate. right now, after 39 percent, everybody who makes more than $400,000 a year pays the same rate. so, it doesn't make sense that a dermatologist making $425,000 a year pays the same rate. >> bill: why doesn't that make sense? you always have a top rate on anything, okay? so you want a progressive rate up to infinity, i guess. that would require the federal government to go into my house and almost do a cool could you legs of what i'm worth to put a onerous taxation on m
assertions by the highest officials in the government. without looking for the hard evidence to support it. >> more concern about the politics of my decision rather than what is right and what is wrong. >> i have prayed to god many times that he would forgive me for sending his children to die in a war that never had to happen. >> was there ever any consideration of apologizing to the american people? >> i mean, apologizing would basically say the decision was a wrong decision. and i don't believe it was a wrong decision. >>> one last stop. the president this morning heading home from the mideast. today, what he said on one particular issue is making big headlines. >>> signs of the sequester. it could be coming to an airport near you. might it lead to dangerous skies? >>> up all night. they call it. the u.s. senate just finished its business a short time ago. why did they stay so late? >>> it's a bird, it's a plane, it's actually neither. but it is something that caught the eye of thousands. good morning, everyone and welcome to "weekends with alex witt." let's get to what's happening righ
oppressive and demonizing to african-americans and women that the federal government should supersede that. >> so nancy, what states and voters can do, voters have turned back amendments every time they have an opportunity to. >> well, sure. they have. but we have to think about in north dakota the six-week ban is not put to the voters. that's something the north dakota legislature put there and is on the the desk. and this is what the supreme court said looking at the issue. these decisions about your most personal life, these decisions about treated dignity in making, this is not for the same of north dakota or mississippi to vote away. i mean, the court said it is the promise of our constitutional that there's an area of life that the government may not enter. and decision about women's body and held and the numbers facing children are part of the decision. sfl and this always feels shocking to me when i hear it from republicans. you want the state out. so why do you suddenly want it in? wii going to stay on this top iblg when we get back. after the break we'll add a couple more voices
government. prior to director 's appointment, he spent 15 years in the department of justice. director morton received a law degree from the virginia school of law. you're welcome to proceed with your testimony. >> good afternoon. while much has been made of ice's recent reduction in levels, and the truth is it was in direct result in attempts to stay within its budget. and now the reality of sequester. we don't have a traditional appropriation for 2013. ice is funded through continuing appropriation at fy 12 levels through next wednesday, march 27 and we do not yet know what congress will provide ice for the remaining six months of the fiscal year. additionally, as of march 1, we are living under a sequester, a reduction just shy of $300 million in while the expiring cr provides ice 34,000 meds, sequestration has reduced those same funds by percent. despite these challenges, ice continues to produce impressive enforcement results. during the first five months of the six-month cr, the portion without sequestration, we were solidly on pace to remain -- to maintain ready for thousand beds. on t
to defend an existing discriminatory regime which means it is really a government paying to defend these discriminatory laws. it is e minority groups seeking to challenge it, even though on paper it may look like they are raising a lot of money. in their own cases, it is their own money and it is not tax deductible. sylvester both mcmonkey mcbean anthe star- part of aeetches are privileged class. the analogy in the case of mass incarceration, the privileged class of folks who are not as worried at about being incarcerated. middle toe iddle to -- upper class, wealthy, white, you're not as worried about being stopped, frist, incarcerated but there are groups that benefit even more among the privileged class. i think about the corporate contract that provides prisons with all the have. everybody from victoria's secret to dell computers havhad private contract in prison that benefit from the prison complex. there is a certain group within the privileged class that benefit financially. in many00 cases to keep one person incarcerated. we all live in a state of fear so we opted that cost
with netanyahu and the new government and that, that new start, i don't like the word reset. but that new relationship begins this week. >> but at the same time, tommy, when the president was asked by israeli television about his relationship with netanyahu, he described it as business-like. he didn't say my good friend, he didn't try to sugar-coat it, frankly. i think anyone who has seen the pictures of them together over the years knows it's not a cozy relationship. >> well you know -- >> it's a strategic alliance. >> right. aaron can tell you, bebe netanyahu is not a warm and fuzzy guy, i don't think he needs to be. they've got be a lot done together. they've spent more time one-on-one the president has with almost any other leader. but if you look at the record of us supporting israeli security, we're talking $3 billion a year to help them maintain a military presence in the region, hundreds more to fund an iron dome defense system to protect israelis from rockets coming out of hamas or southern lebanon. so they're in lock step on a number of key issues there have been these dust ups
and democratic state if things don't change. and he urged young israelis to pressure their government because he said politicians do not take risks unless there is public pressure for change. that was his key message. >> one thing that struck a lot of folks, the president's different stance and tone in regards to this trip. let's listen to remarks that president obama made in cairo in 2009 compared to remark he is gave in ramallah on thursday. take a look. >> this construction violates previous agreements and undermines efforts to achieve peace. it is time for these settlements to stop. how do we get a sovereignty for the palestinian people and assure security for the israeli people? that's not to say settlements are not important t is to say that if we some those two problems, the settlement problem will be solved. >> bill schneider that is a significant reversal what is behind that? >> he wants to get the peace talks started, the palestinians have essentially echoed the american position, which is they won't go to the table unless the settlement -- another moratorium on settlements, in which c
in washington, it is a big job on capitol hill with the senate expected to approve a plan to keep the government running, and we're getting word funding for some critical programs hit hard by automatic spending cuts might also be restored. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel live on capitol hill with that. seems like the biggest fight is not the short-term funding, but the broader budget debate, huh. >> >> reporter: the so-called continuing revolution to avoid a government shutdown seems to be on the path toward passage. overall, everybody seems to be feeling pretty good about it. so rather than going on the senate floor and singing "kumbaya", senate majority leader harry reid took time a few minutes ago to blast the house republican, paul ryan, budget plan. >> hand out more budget-busting tax breaks for the wealthy, and to pay for these wasteful tax breaks, ld -- it would end medicare guarantee, it would raise tax on middle class families. to appease the tea party, the ryan republican budget would risk recovery, and that's just a price too high. >> reporter: needless to say, republic
? and also the idea that the federal government can't have a deficit, it's crazy. the republicans have somehow adopted this and sold the american people that the most important thing facing this congress and country is to balance the federal budget. no, it's not. how about creating jobs? how about repairing our infrastructure? repairing our bridges and our highways and sewage treatment plans and all of that? how about investing in new energy projects and new medical advances and a cure for cancer? that's a hell of a lot more important than balancing the freakin' budget. that's the first thing wrong with this ryan budget. the second thing is that the ryan budget destroys medicare. still does. we talked about it this is the same damn budget that they passed two years ago, that they passed last year. it would shut down medicare for anybody who is not already in it, cut benefits for those who are, but shut down medicare for anybody who is not in it and replace it with a voucher. a voucher that would not even come close to buying you health care from a private insuran
a few years ago said your whole government is robbing you. people should know, listen, there's a lost factors that go into your gas prices not just the mean oil prices and those guys overseas that hate us. sometimes it is your local representative looking for more money. >>steve: are you doing the stuart show today? >> i'm going to be on later today and the rest of the week i'm going to host it. a lot of things to talk about, cyprus. the stock market has been rockin' and rollin' too. >>gretchen: coming up on "fox & friends," it is your heart calling. you're about to have a heart attack? how your phone can tell you you're about to keel over. that's coming up next. >>steve: i hope the phone isn't busy. anna kooiman reaching new heights this morning. hrao at that. she's live somewhere. hey, anna. >> good morning to you, steve. good morning to everybody at home. we are at brooklyn boulders, the largest climbing facility in new york city. we're visiting with disabled climbers today. there's been about a hundred that have gone through here. they have all sorts of disabilities, anything from
of a government spending bill. the house has passed that bill. the senate is expected to follow suit. perhaps as early as tomorrow. walk us through the thinking here. what is the thinking? >> well, the thinking is that one of the things that attracts people to use in the use postal service is that they have had good service. the concern is if you begin to erode the qual of the service, you will see a downward spiral. they will be able to less to compete as a result of that. what we should do is change some of the requirements we've imposed that aren't imposed on any other entity. public or private entity. for example, we require that they prefund 75 years of their health care. there's no private sector company that is required to do that. and no other part of the u.s. government is doing that. they would actually have been in surplus last year. this is postal service. had it not been for that requirement that only they pay. so there are things we can do to give them more flexibility without it being the flexibility to reduce needed services. again, these are choices we'll have to decide as we
used chemical weapons on a village in the north. the attack killed 31 people, and the government sealed off the area to keep out journalists and international observers. president obama says he is not sure. >> the use of chemical weapons against the syrian people would be a serious and tragic mistake. they must understand they will be held accountable for the use of chemical weapons or their transfer to terrorists. >> netanyahu agrees with president obama on syria. conservatives tried to use our relationship with israel to grab votes. they accused president obama of not getting it, of being dangerous. some called him the most anti-israel president in american history. >> i want to thank you for the investment you have made in our relationship and in strengthening the friendship and alliance between our two countries. i am absolutely convinced that the president is determined to prevent iran from getting nuclear weapons. the president has reaffirmed more than any other president that israel has a duty to defend itself. it is a profound honor to host you, the leader of the free world and
own missile defense system. a top chinese government spokesman telling the chinese media, quote, all measures seeking to increase military capacities will only intensify antagonism and will not help solve the problem. retired major general bob scales served five years in korea over his time in the military, that spans about three decades. that is him on the right there. he commanded artillery battalion that helped protect a key area along the dmz where we still have tens of thousands of troops. he joins us now. general, every time you're on we learn a little something extra about your service. nice to have you with us here today. >> thanks, jenna. jenna: geography can tell you something. being on the ground can influence your perspective on types of international issues. tell us how your time impacts what you see north korea is doing now and china's comments as well? >> well i spent most of my time actually serving on the dmz as in various capacities, assistant division commander, battalion commander and war planner. i understand as most people what the north korean mostives are and
it likely to be shut down by who else? the federal government. frederick is one of 238 towers at small and medium airports the faa may close because of forced spending cuts. >> we are awarded the money and, you know, ten months later they say you don't need a tower here. so it's the world of mixed messages. >> reporter: in florida the government also givette and takette away, 1.8 million in stimulus money went to construct this new tower at oprah locka. $1 million for this tower in st. petersberg. now all on the chopping block. >> it looks to be -- >> this navy veteran has been clearing pilots for takeoff and landing for the past 11 years. it's all she knows. >> scary because i'm going to have to figure out something else to do for an income. it means i'm going on unemployment and that's the only income i'll have for me and my daughter. >> reporter: while airports will remain open, she says closing towers affects safety. >> there's going to be close calls, there's going to be midairs, there's going to be a runway accident. >> some pilots agree. >> tragically something is going to happe
business model change, but rates will increase for your customers yet again. the government has created such restriction on the marketplace. it is no longer free market. businesses are finding ways to skirt the laws. they are making full-time employees part-time employees. it does not help the 15 million unemployed. dagen: when president obama said if you like your health insurance, you can keep it. people will be faced with that choice if they work for a small company and they decide to drop coverage. >> that is unfortunately not true, dagen. the fact is that prices should actually go down. insurance companies have a great incentive to actually reduce their rates. there will be more people paying. there will be a very few of us that are not insured. dagen: they cannot charge market rates for people with health conditions. they are limited to what they can charge older people. some people's premiums will go up. younger people, healthier people at small businesses. >> that should not be the case. young healthy people will have a good incentive to get into the market as opposed to paying
to shoot straight and say, it's not as if our government's going to collapse tomorrow or the economy is going to collapse tomorrow if we do nothing. but it's time to quit kicking the can down the road. you know, the folks on the other side of the aisle have talked about a balanced approach. but there's nothing balanced about a budget that doesn't balance. frankly the republican proposal is a relatively modest one. we grow government by 3.5% a year over the next ten years and balance the budget to, you know, put our kids and grand kids in a better position. >> obviously a big issue is going to be medicare. congressman cartwright, i want to get you to respond to something that senator corker says he wants president obama to do. here's what he said over the weekend. >> when the president uses his bully pulpit to explain to the american people that families are only paying one-third of the cost of medicare, we will know that we've begun the process of trying to solve this problem. i hope that happens as soon as he gets back from israel. >> congressman cartwright, i know there's a lot of
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